After yesterday’s rant about blather, several readers counseled silence.  At your service, I aim only to oblige.  And anyway it was up to 66 F. today.  So it seemed the ideal time to seek out the local lake and meditate there.

silence 002Are you sure you want to go out?

Pretty sure, Bugs.  I know the ideal spot.

silence 007-cropNo!  No!  I implore you!

Oh Bugs – you’ll just go to sleep.  You know you will.

silence 009Out?  Is it good out there?

Pretty good, boys.

silence 004-cropI doubt it!

Well, Barney – I’m pretty sure I’m going to go.

silence 001-cropGo if you must, Ma.  I will make the best of things in here.

So off I went.  And I got in a good hour-and-a-half of silence, on a little fishing dock I know about.

It was a crazy beautiful day.  Sunny and warm.  Bracketed by winter, as you can see by the ice here.

silence 011
I believe now would be the right time to mention that it’s going down to 19 F. tonight.

That’s right.  A 47-degree swing, in the space of one day.  I saw somebody remark on Facebook that the polar vortex should go home because it was drunk.

Unfortunately I’m not the only one who knows about this little fishing dock.  After my precious hour-and-a-half of silence, a couple eating junk food came down to the dock and used their spare hands to start throwing rocks onto the ice, to see if they could break it.  They could.  They did.

And then a whole family came on with their two big puppies.  The humans also started throwing rocks.  One puppy then jumped in and had to get fished out, by the scruff I believe but I really tried not to look too closely.

I gave up and went back home.

silence 014-cropWe tried to tell you.


About nadbugs

Anita loves cats. This must be because she, too, has had nine lives. She’s been dancing since she could walk, she was a commercial artist and advertising producer, she earned a third-degree black belt in Aikido, she is a drummer with the Afrique Aya Dance Company, she is an attorney, and she’s a meditator and a devoted student of Nonviolent Communication. She also spent one lifetime sidelined with a devastating back injury in 1992. Since then – FELDENKRAIS METHOD® to the rescue. The FELDENKRAIS METHOD is all about dreaming concretely – thinking intelligently and independently by way of a gracious and kind physicality. The work affords all who study it a process by which to reach, with movement, into the mind and the heart, to make nine lives into one whole being.
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6 Responses to Silence!

  1. BUT, you got 90 minutes of peace. Not bad. That’s one of the reasons I hike, for the quiet.

  2. Sparkle says:

    Humans! Always spoiling good stuff.

  3. Sorry your peace got ruined. But you got to go home to sweet kitties!

  4. Brrr! Silly hoomans. Invest in a chain and a ‘dock closed’ sign?

    Oh oh oh! Have you seen the thingie that is going around FB of cats taking selfies? The second pic of Bugs would be PERFECT!

  5. Sounds like here with the weather, except we had winds with gusts of 50mph last nite. Poor Mazie wore herself out “protecting” us from all the strange noises. Isn’t it amazing how humans can be so insensitive to others and the environment around them…..that’s why mom spends a lot of quiet time at home with us.

  6. Mags Corner says:

    That is too bad they felt as if they had to throw rocks. It doesn’t seem like you were able to enjoy much peace and quiet time. We are having some really up and down temps aren’t we. Are you supposed to get any ice, sleet or snow this week? I am south of Little Rock and we are getting much needed rain but I don’t think we will get any frozen stuff. Hugs for you and nose kisses for your beautiful cats!

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